Friday, November 30, 2012

Frosted Designs - Baking Buddies!

Happy Friday everyone! I have so much to share with you today!

First of all, make sure you check out Frosted Designs starting later today and the entire month of December. We are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with a special event and there are A LOT of PRIZES up for grabs! You don't want to miss this one!

And of course... since it is Friday, we have a new challenge for you! This week we would like to see you use 5+ buttons on your card(s), layout or off the page project! I was lucky enough to receive this darling Gingerbread Chipboard kit from this week's sponsor, Creative Cuts and More!

Not only did I receive the Chipboard album, but I also received the Gingerbread Shape Assortment. It was FULL of cute little die cuts that I was able to use throughout my album!

Thank you Creative Cuts and More for your sponsorship! Please be sure to stop by the Frosted Designs blog to see some of the other projects our Design Team created with their products! We also have plenty of inspiration for our 5+ button projects!

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quick Quotes - Dear Santa....

There is nothing more precious than watching kids when Santa comes for a visit! Quick Quotes has the perfect vellum quote for the occasion!

I used a combination of Cherry Truffle and Cracklin' Rose to create this layout. I also used PowderPuff chalking inks in Midnight Confession to distress the edges of each of the patterned papers.

This "Dear Santa" vellum quote is perfect for the pictures of this Santa visit. I mounted the quote on white cardstock so that it would be easier to read and attached it using brads in each corner.

I added a few fun Christmas embellishments and the layout was complete! I inked the edges of the flowers with PowderPuff Chalking Ink in Biscotti to give it an aged look. The beautiful patterns on these papers made this layout quick and easy to complete!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Cherry Truffle 200, 300
Patterned Paper: Cracklin' Rose 100, 200, 300
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Midnight Confession, Biscotti
Color Vellum Quote: Dear Santa

Other Supplies Used:
Flowers, Pins: Making Memories
Trim: Webster's Pages
Brads: The Paper Studio
Other: Ribbon, berries

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Craftwork Cards CANDi - Oh Mickey!

Hello! It is my turn to share on the Craftwork Cards Blog today! I have to be honest... since I have received my shipment of CANDi, I have added it to nearly every project I have worked on! I love the fun colors and patterns and the fact that it is so light weight!

This is a fun layout I created of my daughter who was having fun with the Mickey Mouse statue on Hollywood Blvd! 

The CANDi circles were easy to create and added some nice dimension to my page. They were much easier than brads would have been.. can you imagine poking all those holes and getting them spaced perfectly?!

To add interest, I made one large circle and one small circle. I used CANDi fix foam adhesive to adhere  this circle to the layout. I wanted the CANDi in the center of the flower to lay flat so it was adhered using regular glue. 

I love the cute little flags I made on this layout! I used bakers twine to stitch them together! 

Here are the CANDi colors I used on this layout.... 

School Days
Coffee Bean
Would you like some CANDi?! You can find it HERE and HERE

Supplies Used:
CANDi: Craftwork Cards (Rainforest, School Days, Coffee Bean)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Basic Grey
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Flowers: Michaels
Paint Pen: Sharpie

Barb :)

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Frosted Designs - Happiness is...

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day with friends and family! I know I did! I had all of my kids with me this year!

It isn't easy trying to get everyone together for a photo but I finally got one I liked!  :) Now we are off for some serious Black Friday Shopping! Watch out!

And since it is Friday, that means we have a new challenge up for you at Frosted Designs! This week we are asking you to use the theme "Happiness Is..." on your card, layout or off the page project! You don't have to use the words but have to show something that reflects it. Here is my layout...

The thing that makes my daughter the happiest is hanging out with all of her friends at the studio! Even though I didn't include the words, this definitely qualifies! 

I had a lot of fun layering papers, trims, washi tape and even cardboard from a Starbucks coffee sleeve!

These girls love to be in front of the camera so this chipboard camera was the perfect embellishment! 

Be sure to link up your "Happiness Is... " project for a chance to win an 8x10 photo canvas! Also, you are going to want to check out what our Designers at Frosted Designs did to inspire you!

Have a great weekend!
Barb  :)

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Frosted Designs - Fall Card and a Winner!

It's Friday!! Yay!! I am really excited because in a few days, my oldest daughters will be arriving and I am going to have a full house for the Thanksgiving holiday!! To celebrate Fall and Thanksgiving, I made this fun little card....

I made this card for our Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs which is a Color Challenge! Here is the picture inspiration we have provided for you....

Graphic 45 is our sponsor this week so make sure you play along so you can win some yummy G45 papers! Also be sure to stop at the Frosted Designs blog for some incredible inspiration!

AND.... I have a prize to give away! Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop! I hope you had fun and were inspired along the way!

This prize..... 

... goes to.....LORI 

Congratulations Lori! Please email your mailing address to and I will get your prize out to you right away!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quick Quotes/Clear Scraps Blog Hop


Hello! And welcome to the Quick Quotes/ Clear Scraps Blog Hop! I received a fun acrylic/chipboard album from Clear Scraps called "Spring" to play with! I combined it with Quick Quotes Just Because Line and this is what I created....

This album is full of great layers of acrylic and chipboard! Each page is a different cut. The first was butterflies, then flowers followed by leaves... so cool! And perfect for my zoo photos! 

I used paint pens to add borders to most of the pages. 

 I layered 2 banners for the title and added some pop dots for dimension. 

I used flowers to help outline the border of the butterfly and carried the flower theme onto the next page.

I love the Clear Scraps albums because they really challenge me as a designer... I have to think about the front and back of a page at the same time since the page is clear! To help hide the adhesive from the banner on the front cover, I used this tag and sentiment on the opposite side. 

The page on the right was really challenging for me since it had the shapes of leaves cut out. I figured out that using one large photo at the bottom with 2 smaller photos towards the top worked well. I repeated the same thing on the back side of this page. 

Quick Quotes Just Because Line is one of my all time favorites! One reason is the fun color combinations and patterns but the other reason is because it has all these great quotes that coordinate with it. This one was perfect since the zoo trip was all about spending time with grandparents! 

 Lauren and Brayden had a great time with the goats. On one page they are hugging them, on the other page, Lauren is letting those goats have it! I made a few flags, banners and butterflies as embellishments on these pages. 

 On the last clear page, I added a cardstock piece of paper that I placed right down the middle. 

 I fussy cut this flower border from one of the patterned papers and used it as an embellishment.

 And finally, the back cover! Very simple, but in my opinion, the perfect ending to this album! 

Sorry this post was a little picture heavy... I wanted to show you all of the album! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Just Because 100, 200, 300, 400, 500
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Mocha Mama, Green with Envy

Clear Scraps Products Used:

Other Supplies Used: 
Flowers: Prima, Michaels
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories
Candi: Craftwork Cards
Brads: The Paper Studio
Paint Pens: Sharpie
Punch: Martha Stewart
Gems: Me & My Big Ideas
Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Ribbon, buttons, 

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Monday, November 12, 2012

My New Design Team!


Hello! I am thrilled to be sharing my first layout with you as part of the new Craftwork Cards CANDi Design Team!! I love CANDi!! Before CANDi, I loved to use brads on my cards, layouts and other projects but I didn't like it when I put the brad in the wrong spot because it couldn't be moved! CANDi solves that problem... they are just like brads, except they don't have those annoying legs you have to stick through your paper! It allows me the chance to lay them right on my project, move them around and adhere them when I am ready! :)

Here is a Christmas layout I created using CANDi....

They are perfect for adding some dimension to layouts and they come in so many colors! Gotta love that!  Here I used them to embellish the snowflakes "falling" down the side of my layout!

 I love that CANDi comes in various patterns! This CANDi is from the Very Merry Silver Pack. The touch of silver makes it the perfect holiday embellishment!

 You can also get CANDi in solid colors! These are from the Rainforest Pack.

There are so many more patterns and colors to choose from. Be sure to check out the Craftwork Cards Store to see the huge variety!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop! This is your first stop and you are going to want to make sure you hop all the way through... there is a lot of inspiration for you and some amazing prizes to win!

Here is how the blog hop works... Each designer has an "ingredient" on their blog and you will visit 12 blogs all together. Once you hop through and get all 12 "ingredients" you are going to pick six of them, mix them up in your own recipe, and create a card, layout or off the page project! Once you post your project on the Frosted Designs blog, you will be entered to win one of the three prizes we are offering!

My ingredient in the Recipe is..... 
It can be heat embossing or dry embossing (like I did!)

To inspire you, I created this fall layout....

These pictures are from my daughter's second grade Thanksgiving Feast at school. I combined Bella Blvd, Echo Park and a little BoBunny.

The chipboard leaves are from Quick Quotes and I used the PowderPuff Chalking Inks to color them! I love my PowderPuff Chalking Inks!

 I dry embossed the green scalloped paper.

One last detail photo for you!  :)

How would you like to win a prize from me?! 
Here is what I am giving away.... 

A 12 pack of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Ink &
A card making kit

The kit includes cards, envelopes, buttons, flowers, die cuts and ribbon

1. If you are a follower (or you become one) leave me a comment here letting me know and that will be one entry into the random drawing.

2. Would you like a second entry? Then visit my Crafty Creations Facebook page and "Like" the page. Come back here and tell you did that and you will have a second entry into the drawing!

Now... your next stop is Brenda! 

If you get lost along the way, here is the complete list...

Happy Hopping! 
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